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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/12/25/152460/economy_weathers_a_bad_winter_and_other_storms_to_finish_2014?source=npr&category=economy target=_self>Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong</a>

KQED News | December 25, 2014

Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong

The economy was floored by the polar vortex early on in 2014 — plus, businesses and consumers were still a little dazed by a government shutdown and debt ceiling fight late in 2013. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, says it all produced an anxious start to the year. "Yeah, read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/12/25/152465/chicago_officials_spar_with_south_dakota_over_airport_ads?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Chicago Officials Spar With South Dakota Over Airport Ads</a>

KQED News | December 25, 2014

Chicago Officials Spar With South Dakota Over Airport Ads

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/12/25/152457/after_the_presents_a_buttery_tea_cake_tradition?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>After The Presents, A Buttery Tea Cake Tradition</a>

KQED News | December 25, 2014

After The Presents, A Buttery Tea Cake Tradition

When listener Susan Tannewitz-Karnes was a child in Johnson City, Tenn., Christmas wasn't Christmas without an English tea cake baked by their neighbor, Mrs. Lawrence. She would deliver it about a week before Christmas. "We would come home from school and my mother would just say, 'Mrs. Lawrence came by! We read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/12/25/152444/pittsburgh_tries_to_attract_enterprising_immigrants_and_refugees?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees</a>

KQED News | December 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees

When Ammar Nsaif was 8, in Iraq, he often thought about his future wife and kids, about the car and house and business he'd own. As an adult, he became an electrical engineer and made his 8-year-old self proud. "Before the war, I did many things," Nsaif says. "My cousins, my read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/12/25/152442/christmas_tree_farmers_invest_longterm_in_the_holiday_spirit?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Christmas Tree Farmers Invest Long-Term In The Holiday Spirit</a>

KQED News | December 25, 2014

Christmas Tree Farmers Invest Long-Term In The Holiday Spirit

When you step into the bright red barn at Claybrooke Farm in Louisa, Va., it instantly feels like Christmas. A pot of hot cider bubbles on the stove. Friends, neighbors and extended family make wreaths while owner John Carroll hauls in wood for the fire. It's gray outside, read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201412250735?pid=RD62 target=_self>Christmas Carols</a>

Forum | December 25, 2014

Christmas Carols

There are many reasons to celebrate in this dark time of the year. We gather with family and friends to exchange gifts and well wishes. We donate to the needy. We rejoice in the brightness of the Christmas tree, the festive lights and the Yule log. But my favorite read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201412250930?pid=RD19 target=_self>Rebroadcast: David Mitchell Delves Into Mystics and Fantasy with 'The Bone Clocks'</a>

Forum | December 25, 2014

Rebroadcast: David Mitchell Delves Into Mystics and Fantasy with 'The Bone Clocks'

British novelist David Mitchell is often praised for his ability to juggle multiple characters and storylines at once. In his novel "Cloud Atlas," he straddled worlds ranging from struggling musicians in 1930s Belgium to a post-apocalyptic future with Korean robots. His latest novel, "The Bone Clocks," follows a rebellious Irish read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201412231030?pid=RD19 target=_self>Rebroadcast: Maya Angelou</a>

Forum | December 25, 2014

Rebroadcast: Maya Angelou

Celebrated author and activist Maya Angelou died in May 2014 at the age of 86. We listen back to a 2002 Forum interview with Angelou about her book, "A Song Flung Up to Heaven." read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201412250850/a target=_self>My Spot: Fremont Older Open Space Preserve</a>

The California Report | December 25, 2014

My Spot: Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

In our occasional series called My Spot, we're visiting parts of California that are a little off the beaten track, and that hold special meaning for you. Today we meet a paralegal who takes us on a hike along the Hunter's Point trail - you'll find it winding through a read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201412250850 target=_self>Christmas at Yosemite with Pianist Tom Bopp</a>

The California Report | December 25, 2014

Christmas at Yosemite with Pianist Tom Bopp

It's Christmas at the historic Wawona Hotel in Yosemite and pianist Tom Bopp is tickling the ivories in the holiday spirit. The veteran musician's first gig at the Wawona was over 30 years ago. And he's never left. People come back for his cabaret style performances year after year. read more...

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